Bill Gates might well presumably possibly additionally have admitted that he regrets letting Android out of his fingers, but Microsoft’s ardour in wooing Android customers is unparalleled from long previous. Ever for the explanation that tech wide acknowledged that Windows Mobile phone can no longer compete with Android or iOS to any extent extra, Microsoft has been working on apps for Android smartphones which sync work, media, and notifications with their Windows PCs. On the opposite hand, below this cowl of functional components, Microsoft has been peddling classified ads to customers in sneaky ways. Quite loads of customers are reporting that within the occasion that they’ve plenty of Microsoft apps attach apart in on their Android smartphone, they scrutinize prompts to download other Microsoft apps.
Microsoft appears to be like to be pushing these classified ads within the form of solutions to download a relevant app throughout the part sheet in Android. Because it’s likely you’ll presumably possibly presumably additionally scrutinize within the first screenshot below, Microsoft’s OneDrive appears to be like as one in all the alternate choices for sharing a image. OP u/flugelhorn444 says that they’ve been witnessing this set up instructed since they attach apart in Your Mobile phone Accomplice app.
Besides this, Manuel Vonau of Android Police says that he also got app set up prompts whereas making an are trying to commence recordsdata codecs which be opened by Microsoft apps enjoy Observe, Excel, Powerpoint and so forth. Bid you don’t have the Powerpoint app attach apart in for your Android telephone and likewise you’re making an are trying to commence a .ppt/.pptx file, you’ll gain an offer to download Powerpoint within the “Initiate with” menu. This appears to be like to be occurring as soon as you have gotten gotten any Microsoft app attach apart in for your smartphone.
Vonau says that whereas the prompts to commence recordsdata the use of a Microsoft app, no longer currently available for your smartphone, is trendy. He extra clarifies that he used to be ready to breed the OneDrive instructed within the sharing shortcuts only after putting within the Your Mobile phone Accomplice app. In Android Q Beta, the “offender” app is considered within the “Initiate with” tray whereas the advised app is mentioned in a enticing print below.